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Luxury Beachfront Condo with Elevator - Summer/Fall Discounts

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Gulfsands is one of the premier low density complexes and one of the most highly sought after condo complexes on Anna Maria Island. Gulfsands is nestled amidst numerous swaying palm trees with beautifully manicured grounds, and is located directly on a huge white, sugar sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The condo is a private airy corner unit from which you view the beach plus the dolphins, manatee, pelicans and other waterfowl in the Gulf. The Island is an established bird sanctuary.

The condo has just been refurbished and upgraded to include new granite counter tops throughout, new kitchen cabinets, new appliances, new tile floors throughout, new dining room furniture, new living room furniture, new bedroom furniture and new bathroom facilities. Free Wireless Internet and Free Deluxe Cable TV are provided. The unit has three flat screen TV's. Commercial size washer and dryer are located within the condo. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, glasses, pots/pans, and silverware. All bedding, sheets, pillows and bath and beach towels are provided.

There is a new enclosed large heated swimming pool. There is covered parking for two vehicles and a private storage closet that has beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach toys, and pool floats.

Anna Maria Island is known for its incredible restaurants and shopping, and there is access nearby to first class golf courses, deep sea fishing, kayaking, jet skis, para-sailing, and paddle boarding. There are continuous free island shuttle buses to all local attractions, stores and restaurants.

GulfSands is located about 20 minutes from the Bradenton/Sarasota Airport, about 45 minutes from the Tampa Airport, and 90 minutes from the Orlando Airport.


More Details

Lou Paris
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Lou Paris

Retired Healthcare CEO who enjoys golf, long walks on the beach, and eating at class restaurants with my toes in the white sugar sand.

Lou Paris purchased this condo in 1992

Why Lou Paris chose Holmes Beach

In southern Florida where I can enjoy year round warmth.

What makes this condo unique

Largest private pool on Island percapita, private covered parking, watching the sunset from my balcony, walking directly onto 300 feet of white sand into the Gulf of Mexico or walking on 6 miles of beach with white, sugar sand.


Holmes Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - shower , All Brand new master bedroom Bath complex
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Other (See Description) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa opens to queen-size bed
  • King size in master bedroom and Queen size in second bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Luxury Beachfront Condo with Elevator
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

A Perfect Week

  • 5 of 5

We were incredibly impressed with Lou’s unit. Appointed beautifully, spacious, quiet, and had everything you could possible need or want readily available. We loved it, our pup loved it (wish the beach was dog friendly) and we will definitely be return renters.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach condo

  • 5 of 5

The condo couldn't have been better.Great location.Great beach.We love it.Cant wait to return

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great condo,clean and comfortable, loved the balcony with view of the ocean. Loved the pool. Heated and deep for swimming.Excellent location right on the beach, near trolley, walking to some restaurants and grocery store.Cupcake Delights good selection and tasty cupcakes.Restaurant at the end of the city pier past Cortez bridge good food, good drinks, good value for your money. Dragos cuban food in Breadanton, burst of flavors, tasty cuban sandwiches and other choices, open only from 1 to 4. Overall we would choose this condo again.and Anna Maria island is our favorite beach vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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hurricane Irma

  • 5 of 5

week before Irma was pretty wet. The condo however was great as usual.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great as always!

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming here for 5 years. Love the condo and Lou is a great owner to work with. Hated that Hurricane Irma ruined my vacation with my family but no complaints regarding the condo.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo is perfect in every way & Lou is fabulous to work with! The photos on the listing do not do it justice. The decor and beds have been updated since the photos were taken. The kitchen is well stocked. There is a beach/toy closet downstairs with many extra's for the beach. It was also great to be able to leave our tent in that closet every day. Be sure to walk around to the other side of the pool for the elevator. We didn't notice it until we had all of our luggage & "stuff" upstairs. You're just at the top of the stairs, so it wasn't bad to carry everything up. The complex is very quiet. There is a very nice (deep) pool. Most evenings we were the only ones at the pool. The only negative about the complex is, there is no grill.

Everything you need is on the island, so it's very convenient. We met locals who told us of a few places to eat and we were not disappointed. A few places we ate are Harry's, Cortez Kitchen, Rod & Reel and the best was Tide Tables (get the grouper bites).

Be sure to visit Beer Can Island. It's a short drive to Long Boat Key. Beautiful there!!

Anna Maria Island is awesome, very quaint. It's like stepping back in time to old Florida. We loved it! The most beautiful sunsets we have ever seen.

Be sure to leave a nice note in the guest book. It was fun to read those and see where all of the guest's came from.

Thanks Lou for a fantastic 10 year anniversary trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Manatee Golf Club
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 75
Car: not necessary

Broadway Plays, Ringling Brothers Museum, Mote Aquarium,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Require $200 Non-Refundable Deposit with remaining rent paid at least 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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